Hitching a caravan becomes easier with practice. Follow these simple steps to become an expert at hitching your car and caravan. This may be done by a single person but for safety two people are recommended (particularly until you feel comfortable with the process).
1. Engage the caravan handbrake
2. Chock the caravan wheels (particularly, if on a slope)
3. Raise the corner steadies
4. Lift the caravan front on the jockey wheel. If necessary, check the noseweight
5. Reverse the tow car or engage the motor mover to position the tow ball under the hitch head (raising the hitch head if necessary)
6. Connect the breakaway cable to the direct ATTACHMENT point
7. Move the coupling over the towball
8. Lower the caravan with the jockey wheel onto the towball until the release handle clicks shut. Then wind the jockey wheel back up which should raise the car and coupling which confirms the connection has been made.
9. Lock down the stabiliser handle
10. Wind Up the jockey wheel fully
11. release the jockey wheel clamp and Lift the jockey wheel column fully
12. Clamp the jockey wheel with its locking lever
13. Check the trailer connection plug is clean. then Connect into car fixing
14. Changed to green? Where an ATC system is fitted the lights will change from red to green
15. Check all lights, indicators, reversing lights, etc. on the car and the caravan are working correctly
16. Recheck the coupling, breakaway cable and electrical connection(s). Caravan brake lever is released.